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Capt. James Foley, Jr.

Capt. James Foley, Jr.

Male Abt 1741 - 1826  (~ 85 years)

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  • Name James Foley 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Abt 1741  Prince William County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aug 1826  Fauquier County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3190  Carl
    Last Modified 27 May 2016 

    Father James Foley, Sr.,   b. Between 1708 and 1714, Stafford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1797, Fauquier County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married Abt 1736 
    Family ID F1026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah O'bannon,   b. Abt 1745, Prince William County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Jun 1765  Fauquier County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Foley
     2. Bryan Foley,   d. Bef 1825
    +3. Lattice Foley
     4. Nancy Foley
     5. Kitty Foley
     6. Sally Foley
     7. Elizabeth Foley
     8. Helen Foley
     9. James Foley, Jr.,   b. 1766, Fauquier County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1801, Fauquier County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +10. Bayless Foley,   b. Abt 1768, Fauquier County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 May 1825, Gallatin County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F98  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Signature of James Foley, as a lieutenant in the American Revolution, 1780
    Signature of James Foley, as a lieutenant in the American Revolution, 1780

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH: Foley (Capt.), James, born 1737 Prince William County, VA (relative: Samuel Jesse Workman); LDS IGI; Mar. 1992 edition, VA; pg. 11,088, film # 0170878



      MILITARY-FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR-RESIDENTS: 27th March 1760 James Foley, Ensign took the usual Oath . . .(Fauquier County Minute Book 1759-1762, p. 51); MINUTE BOOK ABSTRACT OF FAUQUIER COUNTY VIRGINIA 1759-1761, ed. by Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The An tient Press, McLean VA.; from the Allen County, Library, Ft. Wayne, IN.

      MILITARY-FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR-RESIDENTS: 27 Nov. 1761 James Foley, Ensign took the usual Oath . . .(Fauquier County Minute Book 1759-1762, p. 223); MINUTE BOOK ABSTRACT OF FAUQUIER COUNTY VIRGINIA 1759-1761, ed. by Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Anti ent Press, McLean VA.; from the Allen County, Library, Ft. Wayne, IN.

      MILITARY-FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR-RESIDENTS: James Foley, lieutenant [Ensign] of the Fauquier County, Va. Militia, dated Nov., 26 1761; VIRGINIA COLONIAL MILITIA, 1651-1776; page 96; from the Allen County, Library, Ft. Wayne, IN

      PROBATE-GRANDFATHER-FATHER: will of John Foley; signed 1 Sept. 1755, proven 9 Nov. 1762; WILL ABSTRACTS OF STAFFORD COUNTY VIRGINIA; 1748-1767; page 103, by Sparacio; from the Allen County, Library, Ft. Wayne, IN. NOTE: names James Foley son th e of James Foley, and the grandson of John Foley of Stafford County, Overwharton Parish, Virginia.

      PROBATE-FATHER: will of James Foley; written in 1793, proven in 1797 (Fauquier County Will book 3, pg. 51); FAUQUIER FAMILIES, 1759-1799; by John P. Alcock; Athen, Georgia; Iberian Pub. County; pg. 123; from the Allen County, Library, Ft. Wayne , IN; NOTE: mentions James Foley as one of his children.

      RESIDENCE: Jas. Foley Fauquier County, VA; 1770 Rent Roll; page N 19, A. I. S. (ACCELERATED INDEX SYSTEM)

      MILITARY-REVOLUTIONARY WAR: James Foley Jr., of the Fauquier Militia, appointed as Lieutenant, 24 March 1777; took oath as Lieutenant, 25 Aug. 1777; recorded as Captain in 25 October, 1779; FAUQUIER County, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS 1776-1782; by J ohn K. Gott; Heritage Books, Inc.; pg. 14, 295, 432; Allen County, Library Ft. Wayne IN

      MILITARY-REVOLUTIONARY WAR: from the pension application of Thomas Leach S8837: some time early in the year 1781, I being then under sixteen years of age, left my Fathers House in Farquier [sic: Fauquier] County Va. and entered the service of the U. S in the Virginia Militia under Capt. John Obannon, who marched us to Williamsburg Va. after we arrived at Williamsburg Capt. Obannon was promoted to a Major, and one James Foley took the command of our Company in Obannons stead. We remained there about five weeks and were driven out by the Brittish [20 Apr 1781], I and we retreated through the Country to Richmond where we were reinforced (by Gen. Anthony Wayne, who joined Gen. Lafayette 10 Junl, and in our turn followed the Brittish to Little York, and there besieged them 19 days [sic: 28 Sep - 19 Oct 19 Oct 1781] when they surrendered. I was then detached to the part of the Army, that took charge of the prisoners and marched them from York to the Winchester Barricks 4 miles Westward of Winchester Va. And I was there discharged. I was commanded by Capt. Foley only until about April,. See: http://revwarapps.org/s8837.pdf

      MILITARY-REVOLUTIONARY WAR: 1781, April 12 - The subscribing officers, at Williamsburg, belonging to the Fauquier militia now in service, . . . James Foley; THE VIGINIA GENEALOGIST, Vol. 17, 1973, p. 28; from the Allen County, Library, Ft. Wayne , IN; NOTE: this was likely the prelude to the siege of Yorktown.

      RESIDENCE: Fauquier County, VA, tax list of 1800, Foaley, James Capt.; THE VIGINIA GENEALOGIST, Vol. #21, Jan.-Mar. 1977 p. 89; from the Allen County, Library, Ft. Wayne, IN

      RESIDENCE: census of 1810: Foley, James: Fauquier County VA: pg. 269: 10101-00221-09; VIRGINIA 1810 CENSUS INDEX; pg. 110, edited By Ronald Vern Jackson & Gary Ronald Teeples; Accelerated Indexing Systems, Inc.

      PROBATE-CHILDREN-DEATH: will of James Foley of Fauquier County, VA, Will Book 10, page 22, written and, dated 18 April 1825, proven 26 Aug. 1826, and recorded 25 Sep. 1826: names children: sons Thomas, James, Balis Foley, and Briant: daughters K itty Foley, Sally Foley, Lattice Duncan and Lattice's son Alamander Duncan.

      PROBATE-GRANDCHILDREN: 9 Oct. 1826, Milly Foley widow of Balis Foley petitions the administrator of "James Foley decd." of Fauquier County, Virginia, on behalf of their children: Mariah, Hulda, Elizabeth, Balis & Pamela Foley, in order to clai m "all such Sums of money as Personal Property as I'm my own right as --- Guardian of the infant children of the said Balis Foley decd. my be entitled to in Right of the Said Balis Foley decd. From the Estate of the said James Foley decd."; Gall atin County, KY, Deed Book F pg. 205.


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